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Baseball Exhibit Opens at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new exhibit that traces the history of baseball in South Dakota is set to open at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The exhibit is scheduled to open Saturday and will run through January 2016. “Play Ball! The National Pastime in South Dakota” explores the sport from South Dakota’s...
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US Senate Hopefuls Disagree on Congress Reforms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The four candidates in South Dakota hoping to win a U.S. Senate seat have been heavily critical of the way Congress operates. But the ways they’d like to change it vary widely. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland, and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler are vying for the...
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Judge Hears Argument on SD Gay Marriage Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge heard arguments on South Dakota’s request to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on gay marriage but will file her decision later. The state argues Judge Karen Schreier should dismiss the lawsuit because the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier affirmed Nebraska’s ban on...
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Jackson County to Open Satellite Voting Office

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Jackson County officials have agreed to open a satellite office for voter registration and early voting in Wanblee. Four Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Jackson County doesn’t give equal voting access to American Indians. They say it’s a hardship to drive to Kadoka...
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Pierre Police & Other Responders Help Pierre Female in Incident at Train Bridge Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre female was taken into protective custody Thursday night following an incident that occurred at the train bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre. Pierre Police Captain Derald Gross says a person called dispatchers about 7:40 p.m. saying they were going to jump off the train bridge. Gross says...
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PFD Called to Check Electrical Odor at Downtown Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent about thirty minutes at a Pierre business last night-where an electrical smell was noted. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the Longbranch in downtown Pierre reported an electrical odor in the business about 10:15 p.m. After investigation by firefighters, Paul says crews determined an...
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Nine New Highway Patrol Troopers Added to the Ranks of SDHP

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The newest class of South Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers took part in a graduation ceremony this morning at the State Capitol. Nine new graduates will now hit the road as troopers. SDHP Superintendent Colonel Craig Price says the troopers completed more than 30 weeks of training prior to today’s...
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Lower Brule School Students Visit KGFX This Week to Record On Air Messages

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX was visited by students and educators from the Lower Brule Middle School/High School earlier this week.  The group of Student Council members brought their alcohol and drug prevention messages to record for on-air usage.  The students were joined by Leonard Jack and Frank Summers.  Thanks to J-Lin Estes...
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SDDOT Says a Section of Airport Road is to Close for a Time Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If a portion of Airport Road is part of your daily commute, the South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising that a section of the road will be closed on Monday, weather permitting. SDDOT says Morris, Inc. plans to close Airport Road from the east side of Garfield Avenue,...
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Deposition Shows Little Oversight for Visa Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A court deposition by the former leader of South Dakota’s investment-for-green card program indicates it had little state oversight. Joop Bollen headed the EB-5 program for the state when he led the South Dakota International Business Institute. The program was privatized in 2009 and turned over to a company...
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